Education

HOW MIGHT WE PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO EDUCATION IN THE SAN YSIDRO Region?

With one of the largest homeless student populations and a majority of migrant and minority students depending on the public schools, the San Ysidro school district is strained to provide equitable and culturally relevant education. A number of students cross the border to attend school in the United States and face the physical and cultural barriers of the border as well as a language barrier in the classroom. Less than 25% of the adult population within the community have college degrees and students have little access to early college mentorship. UCSD and SDSU have implemented programs to provide resources and guidance for first generation students, but these programs are only available to juniors and seniors at San Ysidro High School. The lack of early development resources, such as preschools, daycare, and educational enrichment, can lead to challenges later in their academic career.